What could you do with your weekends if you didn’t have to worry about lawn care, landscaping, home repairs or running household errands to the local big box home store? The possibilities are nearly endless!
People are living longer, staying more active and leading healthier lifestyles. And they want to spend time during their senior years doing things they enjoy. And senior living communities like Country Meadows can be just the ticket. Many senior living communities are more like resorts than care communities. In addition to freedom from the chores and worries of homeownership, as well as the costs involved in home maintenance and property taxes, senior living community residents are presented with a wide range of opportunities to enjoy life.
All-inclusive monthly fee
One major benefit to living at a senior living community is an all-inclusive monthly fee. This all-inclusive rate typically includes most meals, weekly housekeeping services, maintenance assistance and chores, utilities including heat, air conditioning, cable and WiFi, fitness training, and numerous opportunities for social engagement.
Since nearly all costs of living are included in the monthly fee, senior living community residents no longer need to worry about receiving an unexpectedly high utility bill, forgetting to pay for fuel delivery or receiving a surprise tax bill. Since most meals are included, retirement home community residents don’t have to make trips to the grocery store, unless they want to go. And since transportation is often included in the monthly fee, residents can catch a ride if they choose to do some shopping.
Time to enjoy life
While owning a home is the American dream, it can become a burden as homeowners spend many hours tackling home repairs, cleaning, housekeeping, maintenance chores, lawn care, snow removal, etc. Senior living community residents no longer need to worry about the costs, stress or time involved in completing these chores. Instead, since most meals, housekeeping and maintenance chores are included, residents have time to do the things they have always wanted to do. Since the best retirement communities offer residents private kitchens, many choose to continue their beloved cooking and baking hobbies, inviting new friends for dinner parties and sharing delicious baked treats.
Amenities within walking distance
Many people spend time every week driving to and from locations such as the gym, entertainment venues, restaurants, volunteer efforts, etc. Senior living communities offer these opportunities right outside residents’ doors. At Country Meadows, seniors have access to:
- On-campus fitness centers where residents can participate in exercise classes, use fitness equipment and/or receive one-on-one training from a fitness professional.
- Elegant dining rooms and bistros for neighbors to gather for meals and snacks.
- A variety of entertainment in campus common areas for residents to enjoy musical performances, educational lectures, games, movies and learning opportunities.
- Chapels to attend religious services and studies and on-site chaplains to provide counseling services.
- Social events such as daily happy hours before dinner, special holiday celebrations and other gatherings of friends.
- Pet care programs that provide assistance with trips to veterinary appointments, obtaining pet supplies and care requirements.
Neighborhood of friends
According to a report from the AARP Foundation, roughly 35 percent of adults over the age of 45 are lonely. This means that nearly 48 million older adults are lonely. Senior living communities are filled with people from the same stage of life, who have similar life experiences and interests. This fact means that living in a senior living community provides ample opportunities to make friends and form new social connections. All you need to do is bring a smile!
On-site emergency care
Senior living communities offer different levels of service. This means that in the case of an emergency, residents have 24-hour access to professional medical staff, offering peace of mind. While some seniors make the move to a retirement home due to a health crisis, many older adults want to experience a truly worry-free lifestyle. In fact, at Country Meadows, residents often say, “I wish I had moved here sooner.”
Country Meadows has nine locations in Pennsylvania and one campus location in Frederick, Maryland. Often referred to as one of the best independent living communities in the area, we offer a wide range of services to serve a variety of resident needs. The services within our independent living communities include restorative care, rehabilitation, personal care and assisted living, memory support and independent living.